Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Run to the Heavenly Father
Today was Mother's Day, and although I went to Sunday School, and the worship portion of Church, I had to leave because my daughter and her husband had planned to take me to dinner to celebrate the day. So - - I do not have a recent sermon to post - - but I am posting an older sermon for your viewing:
I want My Daddy
the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the
kingdom of heaven? And
Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of
them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,
and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such
little child in my name receives me.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in
me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and
thathe were drowned in the depth
of the sea.
The sermon at OpenDoorChurch,
was a bit longer but this is a digested message to keep your interest.
Pastor Allan was in the motion of putting his guitar down when
his young 5 year old daughter escaped from the baby sitter and ran down the
Church aisle calling for her daddy.
He took her tiny hands in his and prayed with her to have a good
lesson in children’s church and kissed her on the top of her head.
He mused; A child’s will and desire is only thinking about
The driving force to see her dad sent her running to meet
Him. Although this was an
awkward time for Pastor, he acted as a gentleman like unto our Father God.
With God there is NO inconvenient time for us to run to
Him. God has a tender heart
and is always a gentleman and does not force His will upon us.
Children emulate their parents.
Who are you emulating?
Realize we are children of the living God and we are precious in
His sight. May all doubt and fear be stripped away as we willing run to
the Father God. Do you
realize that God is in you even in your brokenness? A respectful yet humble person can get
things done for the kingdom.
As the Pharisee was praying, he was bragging about how good he
was. He was proud and his
heart was hard.
How is your heart? Is it hard or soft?
At times we get caught up on what we can’t do, and fail to
recognize what God is doing for us and for those around us. He never stops loving you, no matter
The more we praise God and desire Him, He will show up.
This is important, that we learn to forgive and to accept
May we earnestly desire to serve God out of Love, and not out of
Press in because you want to love and worship Him. The bent over woman pressed in and
touched the hem of His garment and was immediately made well.
If we just do enough to get by – that is not pressing in. Let’s not do average anymore, but
press toward the mark of the High Calling. No low bars, but let us raise the
What was Christ’s standard of living? He walked in the dust, but He spent
many nights alone with God in prayer.
Allow Jesus to take away all that is ugly and nasty in our lives
and to reflect in our spirit and in our faces the joy of the Lord.
Be still and let God be God.
Un-forgiveness prevents us from loving people.
Sometimes it is difficult to forgive; someone stole our
innocence, someone abused us, they cheated us, they stole from us.
When you hate and judge, you are judged. When you fail to forgive it hurts you
worse than it does them.
We are searching for acceptance, like a little child who
is desiring to be welcomed and to find a place.
No matter how long you have served our Lord, you are still a
work in progress, so keep pressing in and keep running to the open arms of the Heavenly